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  1. Fingerhut Detectors-Do you get what you pay for?

    I see Fingerhut Catalog has Bounty Hunter detectors for sale with easy payment plans. A "Gold Digger" for 100 bucks and a "Something?IV for 180 bucks. Do you get what you pay for? I have read many posts on here about different detectors. Some say you need to start at about 350 and some suggest...
  2. Ted Williams "Treasure Locator"

    There was a garage sale on my mail route yesterday that had a Ted Williams "Treasure Locator" for sale. I asked the guy if it worked, he didn't know. I asked if he had a book for it and he said no.I didn't ask a price & kept working. I'm guessing it was a Monkey Wards item. Ted put his name on...
  3. How productive are old ball fields?

    I've got some old baseball fields I've been thinking of hitting and wondered if they are worth the effort. 1. Field built by WPA in 30's. Had native stone/ concrete bleachers. Torn down in early 80's due to Corp or Engineer lake. 2. Small town field also lost to lake. I remember the backstop...
  4. Mint errors

    From time to time I've seen posts about Mint errors (Lokis Dad has a post about Bicentennial .50 pc now). I've got a nickle w/ double stamp about 30 degs. off center only on the back (it's in a bank box so no pics,sorry). I was told several years ago it might be worth a couple bucks. As I am...
  5. Selling/Identifying junk jewelry question.

    First let me say I know nothing about selling/buying gold. I've seen the ads "we buy gold" and the motel buyers. I have inherited some jewelry. Looking at the tags I've found a couple of small necklaces that are marked 10k. Most have no markings I can find and would assume they are not gold. I...
  6. Coin I.D. by size?

    Ok. I know pictures are everything but my micro is for crap on my camera. You can't really see anything anyway. I've found a copper coin. I've soaked it and gently scrubbed w/ toothbrush. Along the way I've "seen" many different things but it's all imagination. It's not quite slick but there...
  7. Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas finds.

    Thought I'd post my finds. These were found in central Texas, near the Colorado River. http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd43/timthemailman/100_1621.jpg The white point lower right was found in North West Oklahoma in Caney Creek near Copan. The rest in West central Mo...
  8. Pan A Ramic Photos

    Have some panaramic photos from the 30's from Kansas City, Missouri. They are not in perfect shape but pretty good. I have no idea if they are worth 2 bucks or several hundred (I know, ya have to find the right person). First is Booster Meeting, Missouri Pacific Shop Employees, Kansas City...
  9. American Waltham Watch

    I have4 my step Grandad's Grandfathers watch. American Waltham. The Hallmark on center/inside of back of case says Pat. April,22 1879 w/ Fahys x Monarch x No1 x circling it. Also on the back cover is 614387 and there are several hand scratched numbers (workers marks?) x750x,x969x,x1667,29278...
  10. Tie Tac ID

    Ok, I know it's a tie tac (sorry I didn't get a coin for size). Found this in an alley in 1975. The design in the center is not dark, just the way the pic turned out. That area is flat/smooth. The bottom is flat. There are no markings. It reminds me of a mountain but I really have no idea. An...
  11. Clad value

    I've been getting several 1965-1975 quarter's in change at the convenience store. I know some 65'-69'(?) coins were of higher silver content (dollars and half dollars), what about the noble quarter dollar coins?
  12. Got a guess on these 2 items?

    Item one was found in my Dad's stuff. Is brass. 1 3/8" wide and 2 3/4" tall. It dosen't show in pics. well but the round part on the back sticks out about 1/16" and appears to have been hacksawed off something. There are no markings. Item 2 is a tie tack I...
  13. Costume Jewelry?- now w/ pics

    Found a bracelet (sorry no pics). Made of metal w/ 101 oval Garnette's. Has 2 marks one is 925 and one is CL or C1. The marks are so small I don't know how I could get them to show up in a pic. What is the 925 mark? Did I find gold or just a pretty costume bracelet? Thanks for any help.
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